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Swimyourswim is very excited to be launching a 2 day INTRODUCTION TO SEA SWIMMING course at our new venue Bowleaze Cove, near Weymouth.
The iTSS course will proving a safe and fun environment in order to
- introduce swimmers with prior experience of open water swimming to sea swimming
- give swimmers the confidence to swim in the sea
- coach and support people who have entered swim events, challenges orother sporting activities which include a swim component.
THIS TWO DAY COURSE COSTS £190, AND RUNS FROM SATURDAY 22nd JULY to SUNDAY 23rd JULY. TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW AND MAKE FULL PAYMENT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.
The course is designed to be flexible for all levels of swimming competency and experience, and will be adapted to suit the needs of you the swimmer(s) and your future events or challenges.
The course will be teaching you about:
Water entry, acclimatisation and confidence practices
Basic stoke work, adjusting for different environment
Open water skills - Sighting, drafting, turning round buoys
Entries and exits, swim starts for events
Longer distance swims, appropriate for the level of participants
All sea swimming will be kayak supported, and led by the SYS Dorset team of Cate Read and Rob Pollard.
COURSE TIMETABLE (weather dependant*)
Meet and greet at the SYS 'shack' [Bowleaze Cove, Bowleaze, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PW]
- Plan for the weekend
- Expectations and hopes for the weekend
- Equipment check etc
To the beach
- First coaching session:
- Introduction to sea swimming basics
- Flushing suits/acclimatisation/confidence practices
- Basic stroke work
BREAK – refreshments in the shack and warm up
Second coaching session:
• Entries/exits/swim starts (depending on group)
LUNCH – Not provided. There is a café on the site and you are welcome to bring a picnic.
Longer swim along Weymouth Bay. 2 or 3km as an out and back swim.
7.30/8.00 EVENING BBQ ON WHITEHORSE CAMPSITE
Optional Beach Boot Camp!!
Third coaching session:
Longer swim, either out and back or all the way to Weymouth Pavillion round the bay – flexible dependent on ability. (4 or 5km)
Debrief, awards and finish
Accommodation is not included in the course fees. Here are some recommended places to stay near to the swim venue:
Whitehorse Campsite - http://www.whitehorsecampsite.co.uk/ This is a very basic campsite but in a beautiful location, It would be nice for us to camp together here and we could run a BBQ on Saturday evening.
Eweleaze Farm Camping - http://eweleaze.co.uk/ Another basic campsite in a lovely location.
Seaview Holiday Park - https://www.haven.com/parks/dorset/seaview/touring- camping-holidays/ for more facilities.
There is YHA on Portland which also has space for tents.
Riviera Hotel – for a little more comfort! Situated right on Bowleaze Cove above the beach. http://www.rivieraweymouth.co.uk
Premier Inn Weymouth Seafront - http://www.premierinn.com
EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED
Swimmers can choose to swim with or without a wetsuit, although it is worth bearing in mind that we will be spending quite a lot of time in the water and even well acclimatized swimmers might get cold.
Goggles, plus spare.
Plenty of warm, dry clothes, including a woolly hat.
Body glide/babyoil gel
Sun cream and lip balm
Mouthwash (the sea can leave a nasty taste after being in for a while)
THE SMALL PRINT...
Open water swimming is a serious sport with a number of risks involved. SYS will need to ensure that all swimmers meet the right levels of open-water swimming competency, and that there is no medical reason as to why a swimmer should not participate.
SYS reserve the right to bar a swimmer from taking part, before and/or during the event, should they feel that a swimmer is unable to complete the swim without endangering themselves or others. Should a swimmer be barred from the event there would be NO return of fees already paid.
In the event of the swim being cancelled due to poor weather conditions or other incidents that are beyond the control of the SYS team, SYS will endeavour to re-arrange the swim at another time in the year*.
Once your place has been booked no refunds will be available, but your place may be transferable to another swimmer who meets all the SYS swim criteria. If you have to relinquish your place please contact us immediately on email@example.com
Your place on the swim will not be confirmed until full payment is received by SYS. The iTSS course may be cancelled if not enough swimmers are able to attend. In this instance, SYS will offer swimmers a full refund.
*SYS will do their VERY best to re-run events that have to be called off for these reasons but there is no guarantee that this can be achieved within the same year. We would hate for an event/swim to be completely cancelled, but think it best that you know there is a chance of this happening from the outset. Refunds in this instance would be at the discretion of the SYS team. For more information please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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